We went for a walk on Saturday down by the bayou just to get out and get a little excercise. Of course I had the camera in tow. Not a lot of photo opportunities, but Cynthia spotted this guy on a flower no bigger than a pinky fingernail. I’m stiff today from squatting down and trying to hold the camera still as the wind blew my subject to and fro.

It looks very much like a Crane Fly (aka Mosquito Hawk) which we see all the time in and around the house. But this guy is much smaller and has a probiscus rather than mandibles. My guess is he’s either a juvenile Elephant Mosquito or just a plane old male mosquito.

This pic remonds me of the album cover of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds

On a side note, there’s a 30th anniversary tour in the works which (sadly) doesn’t look like it will make it here to the U.S.

This shot was done with a flash from above.

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5 thoughts on “BUG

  • February 8, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Yep male mosquitos dont suck blood. They feast off of flower and fruit nectar. Doesn’t make me like them anymore though.

  • February 8, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I have the DVD of the stage show for the Jeff Wayne production. Must have been amazing, live.

  • February 8, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    awesome photos….

    And that album was one of my favs when I was a kid….I need to get a copy of it again…

  • February 8, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Saw my first mosquito of 2009 the other day. If we’re supposedly dry and in need of rain, why are these suckers around?

    I bought War of the Worlds when I was in high school, and I still have it. Sadly, as of about a year ago, I can no longer say the same about a turntable.

  • February 9, 2009 at 11:48 am

    The detail on the wings in the shot from above is amazing!!!

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